Why purchase this 2007-P Little Rock School Desegregation Commemorative Set?
The desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas was a ground-breaking event in the American Civil Rights movement. By order of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, nine African-American students were escorted by members of the U.S. Army into the school on September 25, 1957. In tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the history-making event, and the immeasurable courage of the "Little Rock Nine," the U.S. Mint issued a commemorative coin and medal in 2007.
Desegregation of Little Rock Memorialized
The silver dollar obverse depicts the feet of the "Little Rock Nine" with nine stars above, accompanied by the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "DESEGREGATION IN EDUCATION," "2007"and "IN GOD WE TRUST." The reverse is adorned with the distinctive fa?ade of the Little Rock Central High School. Inscribed "ONE DOLLAR," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL," "P" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."
The powerful moment when the students were escorted up the steps of the school by armed soldiers is featured on the medal obverse, with the inscription "THE LITTLE ROCK NINE 1957" below. On the reverse, the names of the nine students appear, beneath the inscription "COURAGE BRAVERY JUSTICE OPPORTUNITY."
Beautiful Brilliant Uncirculated Set in Original Mint Package
This 2007-P Little Rock School Desegregation Silver Dollar Coin and Medal Set is in ungraded Brilliant Uncirculated (GEM BU) condition, sealed in the original U.S. Mint packaging: a folio display case printed with information about the historic event and an Authenticity Certificate.
This 2007-P Little Rock School Desegregation Commemorative Set honoring a defining event in the American Civil Rights movement belongs in your collection!
This 2007-P Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin and Medal Set GEM BU is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2007|
|Weight in Grams:||24.06 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||.7734 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Feet of the Little Rock Nine|
|Reverse Design:||Little Rock Central High School|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Don Everhart II|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Richard Masters and Charles Vickers|